White River Fishing Report June 4, 2011
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The White River Fishing Report is excellent this week. Along with Tina and I catching a bunch of fish this week on spinning gear, our fly fishing guides had great days on the river as well. I was fortunate enough to have dinner with two of the White Rivers top fly fishing guides this evening. They both had great days on the river fishing worm patterns. Chad mentioned that several of the nice rainbows he caught were spitting up earthworms, not the little red aquatic worms like usual high water fish. He fished a lot of eddies and inside gravel bars and caught about 45 fish by himself. A twenty one inch brown was his biggest fish of the day.
One of Ben’s nice smallies!
The river is starting to recede and we are fishing what looks like the typical 8 generator flow. Compared to the 63000 cfs we have been experiencing it seems to be moving slow. I guess everything is relative as long as this bite continues. All of the fish are fat and healthy and the food is certainly plentiful for them. The baby grasshoppers are in the garden and I am looking forward to the hopper bite that is certain to come later this summer.
Another nice fish with great color!
On a little different note our resident smallmouth expert Ben said the Buffalo River and Crooked creek are shaping up nicely as well. He and Marc floated Crooked Creek and had a great day with several smallies in the 17 to 18 inch range. Those are huge creek fish and the bite will continue to be strong as the clear water drops a little more. The hot fly was a tan and white clouser that Ben ties. I swear it looks just like a river minnow one of the smallies favorite forage species on crooked creek. If you have ever wanted to do a great smallmouth float on one of the countries best small river fisheries, give me a call at 870-430-2233 and we can talk fishing. Until next weeks report try to get on the water if you can.
Tight Lines to Ya,
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